Author Archive: Teya Vitu

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Quench your thirst at Tap + Bottle

Quench your thirst at Tap + Bottle

July 2, 2013 |

You’d swear there is a brewery or vineyard out back at Tap + Bottle, 403 N. 6th Avenue. Though they don’t brew beer or tend to grapes, owners Rebecca and Scott Safford are playing right into the turn of the century ambiance firmly in place at their newly opened beer and wine tasting room and […]

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Bloom Night

Bloom Night

July 1, 2013 |

The email hits your inbox early in the afternoon. Your heartbeat elevates. Nobody died, nobody was born. Nobody you know won Powerball. In fact, this email doesn’t even concern a person. It’s all about the most nondescript, inconspicuous, seemingly lifeless branches you’ll find – or likely not ever notice – on the desert floor. It’s […]

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A Bright Future for Soccer in Tucson

A Bright Future for Soccer in Tucson

June 1, 2013 |

As professional baseball sunsets in Tucson, FC Tucson is reached amazing heights even before a soccer-dedicated stadium is built.  FC Tucson starts its second season May 18 as a Premier Development League team, essentially AA soccer minor league. Beyond its own games, FC Tucson has made it a point to pair each of its games […]

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Citizens Warehouse Captured in Print

Citizens Warehouse Captured in Print

May 1, 2013 |

Downtown historic warehouses teem with artists, though you likely wouldn’t guess it driving by the mostly century-old warehouses on Toole Avenue or the nearby Citizens Warehouse. Dozens and dozens of artists are hunkered away inside. Not much is happening streetside. And thus the entire artisan subculture goes largely unnoticed, other than during the pair of […]

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A Garden Bears Fruit In The Wreckage of Rio Nuevo

A Garden Bears Fruit In The Wreckage of Rio Nuevo

January 23, 2013 |

The fledgling trees at Mission Garden bore fruit in early December just as they did 220 years ago in the same spot in shadow of A Mountain and is the only project of the scrapped Tucson Origins Heritage Park to bear any fruit at all through the planning, spading, grading, planting, and grassroots push by […]

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The Cadence:  Bridging 4th Avenue and Downtown?

The Cadence: Bridging 4th Avenue and Downtown?

January 9, 2013 |

While construction swiftly proceeds for The Cadence student housing project, a leasing office, located at 218 N. 4th Ave., has already been open since the end of September signing University of Arizona students up at the 456-bed complex for the Fall 2013 semester, including 99 apartments with 167 beds on the Centro Garage. Mostly UA […]

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That Corner Shop: Hydra

That Corner Shop: Hydra

October 8, 2012 |

Eighteen years at the corner of Congress Street and 6th Avenue, the biggest change yet came to the avant-garde fashion shop Hydra this summer. A new face joined owner Margo Susco’s one-woman show at her “store with the windows” – new maybe to Hydra clientele but a lifetime companion and best friend to Susco. Her […]

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Presidio Fashion Exchange

Presidio Fashion Exchange

September 8, 2012 |

Call to artists, designers, sellers of unique items. Dinnerware Artspace, 425 W. 6th St., is beginning a new Saturday urban market called the Presidio Fashion Exchange in its parking lot. This event will be every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon-ish. Tucson area designers and artists who use primarily repurposed and recycled materials are invited […]

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Congress Street Awaits Saint House, Lulu’s Shake Shoppe and New Things for the Rialto Building

Congress Street Awaits Saint House, Lulu’s Shake Shoppe and New Things for the Rialto Building

September 2, 2012 |

This article is from DowntownTucson.org The people behind the popular HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery, Playground Lounge, 47 Scott and Scott & Co., and the Rialto Exhibition Center are ready to make their next moves as soon as streetcar construction wraps up on Congress Street. All of it revolves around the empire of Scott Stiteler, […]

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FORSight

FORSight

August 20, 2012 |

It’s not really about the buildings or furnishings for married architects Miguel Fuentevilla and Sonya Sotinsky.  Perhaps you know their names, perhaps you don’t. You do, however, most certainly know their interior designs.  They are the design team behind HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery with its upside-down lamp shades, Playground Lounge and its swings suspended […]

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